August

Baguette Viennoise

This dough is an alternative to brioche - although not as rich - and much quicker to make.

Polish Bakery gains acclaim

The bakery market in Poland is the yin to the UK's yang. Dominated as it is by the craft sector, with nearly nine in 10 loaves sold unpackaged and produced 'artisanally', it holds up a mirror to the UK, where four in five loaves are plant-baked. But craft baking in Poland is in decline, while plant bread production is on the rise. Could it be because all their bakers are over here?

Aulds enters a new era

Operating from three different factories on the same site in the space of less than two years is not an exercise Aulds managing director Alan Marr would like to repeat. But he recognises the experience has enabled his company to hone the design of its latest £7m production base to the specific current and future needs of its frozen desserts business.

Mutually beneficial

The success of Britain's bakery sector is built around a strong, mutually beneficial relationship with the major supermarkets.

Vandemoortele acquires Polish frozen bread firm

Belgian food group Vandemoortele has strengthened its presence in central Europe with the takeover of the Polish frozen bakery firm Gourmand Poland, part of Group Dossche, for an undisclosed sum.

Chinese beet deal for ABF

International food, ingredients and retail group Associated British Foods (ABF) has announced a deal with the China-based Hebei Tian Lu Sugar Group in a move to boost sugar beet yields.

Grocery sales slow to 3%

Growth in consumer spending in the grocery market is slowing, according to figures compiled by TNS Worldpanel.

Sainsbury's signs up Battle Bake House

A family-owned bakery in East Sussex has won a contract with Sainsbury's as part of the retailer's Supply Something New initiative.

Salt levels in bread vary across country

Results from an interim report into salt levels in foods suggests there may be wide regional variations in salt levels in breads.

Independent bakeries perform

Privately owned bakeries are increasing in value faster than their corporate competitors, making them potential takeover targets.

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